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Lost magic and bolshie traits

Thanks very much to the lovely Kate Bentham for her great summary of the week 7 posts – I always enjoy reading her summaries (and think they’re better than mine). Amongst the excellent posts for week 8, two caught my eye immediately.

Posted in #WeeklyBlogClub summary, apps, communicating, communities, cultural heritage, digital technology, disability, fine art, health, historic buildings and sites, media, national government, printmaking, public sector, software, trains, travel and exploration, visual arts, working practices

Ask yourself – “ is there a real difference…..with eHealth”

Can you tell the difference between a Picasso painting and a similar one by an anonymous painter? Graham Gault, General Manager, eHealth NHS Dumfries and Galloway,  writes about the difference that digital technology will make in Dumfries & Galloway, especially

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Posted in communicating, data, digital technology, hardware, health, health services, software, wifi, working practices, workplace

Doodle for charities

Louise Brown explains how useful Doodle can be for charities, and explains how to use it to arrange meetings. Doodle for charities by Louise Brown.

Posted in apps, charitable trusts, communicating, software, Third sector, websites, working practices


Mark Braggins writes about UKGovCamp 2013, includes a pitching video in which you get to see and hear Mark speak (and lots of other Gov people whom you may well know from Twitter). Mark also lists lots of blog posts

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Inspiring youngsters + research, resilience, randomness

It became clear when going through the Week 11 contributions that inspiring youngsters was a theme that had emerged over the previous few days. Sometimes themes emerge organically, with one post sparking off an idea for another one. This one

Posted in #WeeklyBlogClub summary, animations or cartoons, apps, blogging, charitable trusts, childcare, communicating, construction industry, cooking, democracy, design, digital games, family, fine art, food, hardware, health, housing, humour, learning, media, music, painting drawing, PhD, public relations, public sector, public spaces, regeneration, research, setting goals, social care, social media, software, special events, Third sector, town and country planning, training, turtles, wifi, working practices

Getting to grips with groups

Louise Brown writes about the groups feature of Lamplight (a database for charities) and how to use it. Getting to grips with groups by Louise Brown on the Lamplight database blog.

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Improving Email Behaviour. End of Campaign Report and Four Recommendations

Chris Bolton has already offered 3 fantastic blogs about email behaviour, suggesting how to cope with an overflowing inbox, looking at the ‘CC’ option and trust, and finally the misuse of read receipts. In this final post on the subject Chris reflects

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Posted in communicating, digital technology, internal communications, setting goals, software, working practices

Film in local government

Matt Bond shares the results of the first local government survey into the use of films by local councils. Film in local government by Matt Bond.

Posted in communicating, film, film/video, hardware, internal communications, local government, public relations, software, working practices

Learn, Care, Share

First off, sorry this summary wasn’t ready for you on Sunday morning as it usually is. I tried to catch up on the posting the promo posts on Saturday and Sunday and then just ran out of time – plus

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Marketing – a game for everyone to play

This week Vindicat blog about how just beacuse there may be a software package for anything and everything these days, including marketing now it seems, it doesn’t make everyone suddenly skilled in all aspects of business. Marketing – a game

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